Cabinet

  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha June 1, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Brocha takes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet, Smriti Irani's educational row, and much more. Also on the show, Cyrus speaks to 'former Pakistani minister' over Modi-Sharif meet in New Delhi. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on Modi's decision to have an age limit for ministers June 1, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed leaders only under the age of 75 years in his Cabinet. The move has led to several senior BJP leaders without a berth in the Cabinet. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Nitin Gadkari's portfolios June 1, 2014

    Nitin Gadkari took over as the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping. This is Gadkari's first stint as a Cabinet minister. He has previously been President of the BJP. ...
  • Modi unveils 10-point agenda for governance June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a new 10-point agenda for his ministers. Among other things, Modi wants his colleagues to raise the confidence level of bureaucrats so that they come with more innovative ideas. All ministers have been told to chart a separate 100-day action plan. The focus would...
  • FTP: Agenda for HRD Minister: What should be the HRD Minister's top priorities? May 29, 2014

    A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. However, new HRD Minister requested the people to judge her for her work. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts what should be the HRD Minister's...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Modi's 10 commandments and 100 days action plan: Will 'Achche Din' truly return? June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got his ministers working and has issued them guidelines and priorities. Modi, who addressed his second Cabinet meet in the past 48 hours, has listed down a 10-point priority list for his government. All ministers have been told to chart a separate 100-day action plan....
  • Priority is to take the Look East policy forward: General VK Singh May 29, 2014

    Former Army Chief General VK Singh took charge as the Minister for Development of the North East region. He said his priority is to take the Look East policy forward to enhance development in the region. ...
  • Should educational qualification be the basis for deciding the competence of a minister? May 28, 2014

    A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. Even though she is being targeted by the Opposition, Irani refused to comment on the issue. IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai asks the panel of experts whether educational qualification should...
  • Is graduation degree necessary to be a competent minister? May 28, 2014

    Terming as 'lacklustre' Narendra Modi's new Council of Ministers, Congress on Tuesday took pot-shots at the new government saying its HRD Minister Smriti Irani was "not even a graduate." Smriti Irani herself has refused to comment on the controversy over her educational qualification. CNN-IBN takes the views of people from...
  • We should not be treated just as a regional party: Shiv Sena May 28, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi mollified the Shiv Sena on Wednesday after Anant Geete refused to take charge as the Heavy Industries Minister. Geete has now taken charge of his ministry. The party says while it was unhappy with the ministry given to it, it has spoken to Modi about its...
  • Watch: The key economic challenges for Modi government June 14, 2014

    One of the top priorities for the new government will be putting the economy back on track. CNBC's Managing Editor Shereen Bhan tells us what are the key economic challenges for Narendra Modi's government. ...
  • FTP: Will more women in Cabinet lead to greater women's empowerment? May 27, 2014

    Seven MPs represent the female brigade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 45-member Council of Ministers. Six out of the seven enjoy Cabinet rank. CNN-IBN Deputy Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts if more women in Cabinet would lead to greater women's empowerment. ...
  • J&K would never have been a part of India without Article 370: Omar Abdullah May 27, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that if Article 370 wasn't there, J&K would not have been part of India. In an exclusive interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Omar said, "Article 370 is the link between J&K and India, if it's taken away then what's left?" On...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 27, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Watch: Reactions from across the country over Modi's Cabinet June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ministers assumed office on Tuesday. CNN-IBN gets reactions from across the country on the newly sworn in Cabinet. ...
  • Shiv Sena upset with number of Cabinet posts, wants 3 berths May 27, 2014

    Shiv Sena's Manohar Joshi told CNN-IBN that the party feels it should get three seats in the Cabinet. ...
  • Gadkari denies report of Sena being upset with just one Cabinet berth May 27, 2014

    Cabinet minister Nitin Gadkari denied reports that the BJP-ally Shiv Sena is upset as it got only one Cabinet berth. According to the reports, this was also seen as one of the reasons for the delay in portfolio allocation. Gadkari said, "As far as I know, no one is upset....
  • Shiv Sena hopeful of getting more posts when the Cabinet expands May 27, 2014

    "In one month there will be an expansion of the Cabinet, Shiv Sena will get more ministerial berths," says Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete who took oath of office in the Modi Cabinet on Monday. ...
  • Will work as a team with Narendra Modi: Javadekar June 14, 2014

    BJP leader Prakash Javadekar who is likely to get Information and Broadcasting Ministry, said that Modi ji will have discussions with his ministers, but we will also first have a review of the ministries and report to him and then we will come up with a priority list. ...
  • Has merit won over politics in Narendra Modi's Cabinet? June 14, 2014

    Narendra Damodardas Modi on Monday took charge as the 15th Prime Minister of India. The 63-year-old Modi was sworn-in on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee. He will take charge of the office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday morning. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses...
  • Has Narendra Modi made a strong start with his first Cabinet? June 14, 2014

    Narendra Damodardas Modi on Monday took charge as the 15th Prime Minister of India. The 63-year-old Modi was sworn-in on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee. He will take charge of the office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday morning. ...
  • How do you rate Narendra Modi's Cabinet? June 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi, who was sworn in as India's Prime Minister on Monday, has a 45-member strong Council of Ministers. Out of these, 24 are Cabinet Ministers. Ten are Ministers of State with Independent Charge, while the rest are Ministers of State. He has broken the conventional experiments of ministerial quota...
  • Modi Cabinet: Rajnath for Home, Jaitley frontrunner for Finance June 14, 2014

    While Rajnath Singh will be inducted as Home Minister in Narendra Modi Cabinet. While senior leaders like LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are likely to be kept out of key posts, Jaitley is the frontrunner for Finance Ministry. ...
  • News 360: Ghulam Nabi Azad defends his move to sack Keshav Desiraju February 28, 2014

    Two days after former health secretaries and bureaucrats wrote a letter to Prime Minister regarding the transfer of health secretary Keshav Desiaju, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was forced to defend his move. Azad wrote a letter to Cabinet Secretary and said Azad said Desiraju's approach has been a...
  • Union Cabinet recommends President's rule in Delhi February 15, 2014

    A day after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet resigned, the Union Cabinet accepted Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's report and recommended President's Rule in the national capital. It also recommended that the Assembly be placed under suspended animation. The Cabinet's recommendation has been forwarded to President Pranab Mukherjee...
  • Telangana decision is undemocratic and unilateral, says Rajagopal February 7, 2014

    After the Union Cabinet cleared the Telangana Bill, Congress leader from Seemandhra, Lagadapati Rajagopal said that this decision is undemocratic and unilateral. ...
  • Telangana Bill: We will not let House function, says Rajagopal February 4, 2014

    The Telangana draft Bill and the Cabinet note on Telangana are likely to be brought before Cabinet on February 6. Congress leader from Seemandhra, Lagadapati Rajagopal said, "By Wednesday morning if we don't hear from the Congress high command about calling off this decision, we will not let the House...
  • Watch: Discussion on AAP's trust vote in Delhi Assembly January 2, 2014

    It's D-Day for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he faces the vote of confidence in the Assembly on Thursday which the Aam Aadmi Party government is likely to sail through with the support of eight Congress MLAs and the lone Janata Dal United legislator. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal takes charge: Here's how the day unfolded December 28, 2013

    Delhi got an 'aam aadmi' as its Chief Minister when Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who spectacularly ended the duopoly of Congress and BJP in the national capital in the recent Assembly elections, took oath at the historic Ramlila Maidan on Saturday amidst thousands of cheering supporters. The most...